Luc Lamblin

Luc Lamblin


Luc specialises in public law and has a strong expertise, both in France and in Morocco, advising sponsors and lenders in connection with PPP contracts, concessions, public procurement, public domain or regulated sectors as well as public bodies in relation to restructuring of the public sector. 

He has developed particular expertise in the fields of transport, energy, telecommunications and defence. Luc also advises clients on all regulatory aspects of their M&A transactions (in the areas of public procurement, regulation, including FDI control, and environmental law). 

He assists his clients before French administrative courts in their disputes relating to public and environmental law.


Representative matters

Multiple French companies and foreign investors in French sensitive sectors on the French FDI control aspects of their projects of disposal or acquisitions of businesses in France. 

A Chinese Investor on regulatory aspects of the privatisation of a French regional airport and then on the disposal of its shares. 

Caisse des dépôts et consignations Financial Services, a French public financial institution, on the takeover of the French Post, an international group with mail, delivery, insurance and banking activities worldwide on the FDI control implications of the transaction in more than 50 jurisdictions. 

Vivendi on the FDI aspects of the EUR17bn sale of SFR to Altice. 

A Chinese multinational company, on the application of new European regulations on foreign subsidies, in relation to the project to build and operate a manufacturing plant in France for the production of lithium-ion batteries. 

A Euro-Asian private equity fund focused on investments in high quality industrial and medical companies in relation to FDI screening and other regulatory matters in the EU. 

An American private equity group and its shareholders on the French regulator aspects of the proposed USD27bn acquisition of the London Stock Exchange Group. 

A world leader in international maritime transport of oil on French FDI issues, as part of the acquisition of an international maritime company. 

Asia Germany Productivity Promotion Limited in relation to FDI screening and other regulatory matters in the EU. 

Bolloré SE on the FDI aspects of the sale of its logistics activity to CMA-CGM (value of the transaction EUR4.7 billion).

Pro bono

Luc has been advising the Paris Peace Forum since its creation in 2018.

Published Work

  • Co-author, “Third annual report on EU foreign investment reveals a significant increase in formal screenings”, 2023
  • Co-author, "The EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation”, 2023
  • Co-author, “U.S. bolsters national security reviews of in-bound foreign investment”, 2022


Rising Star, Legal 500 2023 - France (Administrative and Public Law)



Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 2012


PhD in Public Law - University of Paris II Assas, 2007

Post Graduate Degree in Public Law, University of Paris II Assas, 2001

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 1999


French, English
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